Bang Sue offering walk-in vaccination, with choice of vaccine, for Thais and foreigners

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Covid-19 vaccines are now available at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand station, with no appointment necessary, regardless of which dose is required. The Central Vaccination Centre says inoculation is available to both Thais and foreigners, who can also choose which vaccine they want. The move is in response to a surge in infections, including a spike in those developing lung infections with Covid-19.

The Bangkok Post reports that last month, the number of patients who developed lung infections rose 1.5 times, along with a surge in deaths among the elderly unvaccinated population. Most of this group contracted the virus from infected relatives. The CVC says elderly people who receive a booster dose are 41% less likely to die from the virus when compared to the unvaccinated. According to the study cited by the centre, immunity is most effective around 7 – 14 days following vaccination.

The CVC is accelerating the vaccine rollout ahead of the Songkran holiday next month, when the elderly population is likely to be visited by family members. Offering vaccines on a walk-in basis at Bang Sue is part of efforts to ramp up the rollout. Vaccination is open to both Thais and foreigners, regardless of which dose they require or which vaccine they want. The centre at Bang Sue will be open every day from 9am to 4pm between now and Songkran. It will be closed on April 6 for the Chakri Memorial Day holiday and again during the Songkran holiday. According to the Bangkok Post report, the centre re-opens on April 18.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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